whitehouse.gov aside, entitlements need to be addressed
the president did squat
The thing I don't get about Ryan's choice about waiting until 2022 to implement his voucher scheme is, if it is so great, why not put everybody on it starting in 2012 and do away with Medicare completely? The plan wastes a decade when instead health care costs could be declining due to the implementation of Ryan's plan, but then it is a pipe dream that this will lead to declining prices for health care.
Paul Ryan's plan is fast becoming an onion. How anyone can take this budget proposal seriously is beyond me.
private economy – a trend that stacks the deck in favor of entrenched interests and stifles growth. This budget
ends the taxpayer bailouts of failed financial institutions and stops Washington from picking the winners and
losers across sectors of the economy.
So it get's rid of corporate tax breaks
Individual tax reform: The current code for individuals is too complicated, with high marginal rates that discourage
growth. This budget embraces the widely acknowledged principles of pro-growth tax reform by proposing to
consolidate tax brackets and lower tax rates, with a top rate of 25 percent, while clearing out the burdensome
tangle of loopholes that distort economic activity.
as well as all the loopholes that are used to not pay individual taxes.
However, then they would have a larger pool of doctors to choose from. THe numbers of Doctors acceppting Medicare and Medicaid patients is dropping.What this is saying is that come 2022, people who move into Medicare would get a voucher to buy insurance from private companies with. Problem 1: private insurance companies have higher costs than Medicare and have to turn a profit. So seniors end up footing a much larger bill.
The need of more health care for seniors drives up the cost for everyone, no matter how it is paid for. Doctors who accept Medicare patients simply charge their other patients more to make up for the lower level of Medicare reimbursement.Problem 2: Seniors need alot more health care, which would drive up the cost of health insurance for every one.
"Can you deny it?"
what exactly are you talking about?
The clip from Reed is mild and routine. What are you talking about?
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Does anyone find it funny that our gov't is bombing a country to stop a gov't from killing their own people yet the same president who ordered the bombing is threatening a veto of a bill that would ban our gov't from killing our own people?
Moderator's Warning: Although the issue of some abortion-related funding (to Planned Parenthood) is a factor in the current budget dispute, the above post goes beyond the role that issue is playing in the current budget impasse. It offers a personal view on abortion itself. The discussion on how one views abortion is better left to the abortion subforum: Abortion
Here's a poll to take, asking who's to blame.
Tea Party 19%
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.